Rock and Roll legend who sang at Princess Diana's funeral, and is a six-time Grammy Award winner.
He won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.
Although Eminem poked fun at his sexual orientation in his earlier songs, he was the first person the rapper sought out when trying to get clean from drugs.
He got married to Renate Blauel on February 14, 1984, and after their divorce on November 18, 1988, married David Furnish on December 21, 2005.
He sang at Princess Diana's funeral.